[mythtv-users] Fastest RAID for HD?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 15:27:41 UTC 2008

>  Raid 6 sounds like an overkill for a myth setup. I would use RAID5 in your
> case. The chances of loosing 2 drives at the same time are pretty low. And
> usually the lost of 2 drives are usually caused by something else
> (motherboard or sata controller going bad) in which case there isn't much
> RAID can do against that. RAID5 is pretty fast. Like John mentionned it's
> almost like having a RAID0 with 4 disk except, you'll have distributed
> parity across 5 disks.

I was not suggesting raid6 but it is what I am most familiar with. I
have 10TB of linux software raid 6 at work.


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